Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

Diba @DibaB_

@UweStenderPhD Is there a 'maybe' pile for some queries you get, and what do you find usually determines your decision to go ahead and pursue it?

Replying to @DibaB_

No. I either reject the query or request the full. For me, it's like music, I either listen to the whole song or skip to the next one. Totally subjective.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

Adrianne Karasek @AdrianneKar

@UweStenderPhD How helpful/useful do R&Rs tend to be? I've heard very different rates of success.

Replying to @AdrianneKar

Of course there are different rates of success as some people do them very well, and others don't. Case by case, ability by ability.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

Thereza Dos Santos @TherezaDSWrites

@UweStenderPhD @whitney_DG Is that common to query different agents for different genres? I have wondered that as a YA and PB writer. Thx.

Replying to @TherezaDSWrites

I don't know how common that is. Our agency represents everything, so that has NEVER come up. BUT, I have signed nonfiction clients in the past when THEIR agencies did not represent nonfiction (WITH their agencies' approval and verification!)

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 2d

author whitney d. grandison @whitney_DG

@UweStenderPhD What do you do when your client writes something you don’t represent?

Replying to @whitney_DG

That is fairly unlikely as I represent almost everything. But if I don't, then I will check with another #Teamtriada agent to see if they do. IF they don't, then I would tell the client to query THAT book (or potentially THAT genre) to another agency.

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2d

I got really fired up about this #AskAgent question. Like, I want to reach through time and space and beat somebody up. I'M STILL MAD. "An editor said being young and attractive helps people get book deals. REALLY?!" 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡


Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 11

RJE @rje0807

@UweStenderPhD Thank you for your support! If “first 10 pages” of a manuscript are requested in the query process to be pasted into an email, is that asking for 10 double-spaced Word Doc pages? Also, should a chapter always start on a new page to make for an easier read if a full is requested?

Replying to @rje0807

Hard to answer since I never want to see the first pages in a query. My best GUESS is, yes 10 double spaced MSWORD Times New Roman pages. I think a chapter should start on a new page, but that is a formatting, not a content question, and thus is fixable.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 11

Susan James Pierce is on deadline🌹 @sjpierce_author

@UweStenderPhD Hi there! Congrats on the success and thanks for doing this! If a work of YA fiction is a Me Too story, is that something worth mentioning in the query? It's not the main focus of the book.

Replying to @sjpierce_author

Thank you. That is your decision. I can't think of overwhelming pros or cons, but that's just me. So, it happened to you, feel free to mention it IF you are comfortable with that, but if not, don't. It's nobody's business if you don't want to share that info.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Feb 11

Susan Gray Foster @susangrayfoster

@UweStenderPhD I hope this isn’t an annoying question.
What do you love to see in opening pages of a manuscript?

Replying to @susangrayfoster

Questions can only be annoying if they are not genuine So, yours is not at all annoying. I like to find a connection to the narrative voice, and something that drives the plot. Not endless descriptions or pretentious introspection .

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